Seasonal Climate outlook Dec 2016-Feb 2017

[embedded content] Summer (December to February) rainfall is likely to be below average in parts of the east and above average in northwest WA, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s latest seasonal climate outlook statement. The December outlook shows a drier month with warmer days for most of the country. Warmer days and nights are likely across eastern and northern Australia, with cooler days and nights more likely in Tasmania and southwest WA. The outlook is strongly influenced by a climate driver called the Southern Annular Mode (also known as SAM). It is expected to be in a negative phase…

Source: Sheep Central
Seasonal Climate outlook Dec 2016-Feb 2017